ERIC Number: ED345541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Hindi Proficiency Guidelines.
Gambhir, Vijay; And Others
The Hindi language proficiency guidelines are based on the 1986 generic ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines. They represent a hierarchy of global characterizations of integrated performance in four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in Hindi. The guidelines for each skill area provide a description of linguistic behavior from the novice level (beginner) to superior or distinguished level (full professional competence). Descriptions for each level become increasingly complex in functions, contents, and accuracy. They are not based on a particular linguistic theory or pedagogical method, and do not measure achievement in a particular language course. While intended primarily for assessment purposes, the guidelines can also be used for setting short- and long-term instructional goals. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Dept. of South Asia Regional Studies.